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of maryland, pennsylvania and southern virginia a couple warnings there. regional sweep mode a couple areas we are watching of some concern, one cluster here off to the west but you can see the trajectory of that will take it just south of us, some big storms down here and the biggest one up toward new york right now but we are in a relative quiet zone here in the baltimore area. we are not picking up anything. quiet for now but as we work into the rest of the night we could see a couple storms rumble. also look ahead to what is going to be one of the hottest weekends of the year so far. those details straight ahead. >> thanks wyatt. a baltimore county man has been charged with child abuse after police say he left his 5-year- old daughter inside a truck. witnesses spotted the child sitting in a locked pick up truck sunday morning. police arrived and broke a window to rescue the child an employee alerted shoppers to say what was happening but no one came forward. when hector hernandez came forward and approached the truck they arrested him. >>> police in bel air have broken a ring of silence an
, still nice as it will be cooler with a pleasant outlook, just to be outside. maryland's most powerful doppler radar, we had showers, even lightning strikes across central pa. york and lancaster getting hit with showers this morning. over towards philadelphia is where you'll run into that stuff. we are dry right here south of the border in through maryland. we have ourselves a 79 spot on the thermometer from northeast to edgewood and back towards annapolis. otherwise we are expecting temperatures up to 92. early afternoon, when strong storms will pass through. it's not going to be that bad, but the worse will be done by 2:00 or 3:00 and get clearing into the weekend. right now, let's see if there's any clearing on the traffic side. here is kim brown. >> justin, indeed there is. an earlier accident that we were working in frederick county. the southbound lanes of i-270 past route 85 has been cleared out of the travel lanes. all lanes have been reopened. the crash activity has been moved off to the right shoulder. we are very quiet traffic wise. traffic moving very well, flowing freely.
of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
choices... to move maryland forward. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-11 "news at noon" in hd. >> good afternoon. i'm sarah caldwell. we begin with a check on the weather. will we see more storms like last night? and, a tornado warning. it was a busy morning. thus checking with sandra shaw. >> things have calmed down from this morning and last night. what we saw this morning was a radar-indicated tornado. they did extend the warning for carroll county. no reports of damage. there are still a few storms. we are encompassed in a mod did -- mahdi, moist humid air mass. there are more storms to our west, headed our way. the potential is for some high winds, heavy downpours -- everyone will not be effected. if you are caught in a storm, it is likely to be severe. it is 83 outside. 81 at the airport. the two points in the low 70's indicates there is so much moisture to work with. if we see storms, they will be intense. >> thank you. the high winds and rains le
at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. we are in fantastic poolesvilleing maryland for this edition of hometown fridays. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 starts right now. very we are in fantastic poolesville, maryland. >> we give a big welcome on this friday morning. a beautiful sunrise and we are in northwestern n that this montgomery county. it is week number four for our hometown fridays and we're very happy to be with some of the good folks here in poolesville, maryland. already some folks coming out to say hi to us this morning. >> we are about an hour away from the nation's capital. technically, 35 miles from the white house. but this world out here is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital. this area was founded on farming. while agriculture might not be the mainstay anymore, the charm of rural life remains. >> you can get here about 45 minutes from downtown washington if you don't have traffic to deal with. we have quite a bit coming up including the big history of this small town. we'll tap into the expertise of a couple of local historians including on
at any time. >> reporter: for 23 days in 2002, dc, maryland and virginia were paralyzed by fear of the d.c. snipers. 13 people shot, 10 died. john muhammad master minded the killings. the trigger man, now 23-year- old malvell is speaking to william shatner for a new tv series. he says there were more than two others in on the murderous plans but they backed up. >> there were supposed to be three to four snipers. in this way you could do a lot more damage. >> there were grander plans to kill more people. >> he came out and shot me with a .22 handgun. >> shatner told wjz he doesn't know whether to believe malvo if there were more coconspirators. >> i got the greatest insight of what was in muhammad's mind. i don't think lee knows either. all he knows is the stories that muhammad told him. >> reporter: this phone interview reveals malvo contradicts himself. they were never able to confirm that any of the coconspirators were out there. >>> malvo is serving a life sentence. the show aftermath will air another special on the dc snipers next month. >>> remnants of an amazing archaeological disc
central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the rain tearing trees apart. it was lightning and win
couple of days. a water main break in potomac, maryland that has south glen road closed between lorton and glen road road. and river is the alternate once again. on the outer loop things are slowing down between colesville road and georgia avenue. for beach goers throughout, yeah it is the weekend, 50 eastbound, things are looking good for you. on the inner loop in virginia, things are clear out here. sun is trying to rise. on the outer loop, we are finding a slow go to telegraph. and 50 to 123 is how we wrap it up. building more volume and delay is on the way. back to you. >>> this morning, police in the district are investigating a double shooting. it happened just hours ago. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live with the latest. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so far police are not saying anything about suspects. all we know is that two people, two young men, according to neighbors, are fighting for their lives in a local hospital. they are both reported to be in serious if not critical condition. as for right now, you can see that at least
valley. 65 southern maryland. going up to 80 today. a gorgeous day ahead. >>> here's patranya bhoolsuwan with the first look at traffic. >> reporter: it is early in the morning and we already have a bad accident to tell you about at college park and cherry hill road. it is closed in both directions due to what appears to be a head-on collision. avoid that in college park if you can. >>> move to the outer and inner loop in maryland. right now we have construction on route 5 on the outer loop on route 23, there is something to watch for. look for the workers working  this morning. virginia i-66, good morning, moving to the city from 66 manassas from 495 looking good. beltway virginia from tysons corner to 270 and south of springfield no problems reported in both directions. and finally we move to 395. a live shot. there nice and quiet from duke to the 14th street bridge. that's a quick check on your commute. back to you. >>> today nine of the ten people accused of spying for russia are due in court. three are scheduled to make an appearance in a federal courtroom in alexandria, virginia
big story tonight at 11:00. day two of being left high and dry for nearly two million maryland residents. mandatory water bans still in effect tonight as emergency repairs continue on a faulty water main in potomac. fox 5's jennifer davis has those details. >> reporter: wssc says it will have people out here around the clockworking till this pipe is both drained and repaired but they say until that happens it is really important that customers out there restrict their water usage so that firefighters, hospitals and anyone would really need it is will have it. they say right now people are not cutting back enough. the problem is a weakened section of a 96-inch water main. they are asking all its customers to reduce their water usage by about a third t so far usessage has only declined less than 10%. the pool manager says they're doing their part. they held off filling the pool much longer than usual and wssc says everyone can do a little bit. >> no watering outside. no watering your lawns. don't wash your car. no topping off a swimming pool. inside your house folks can definitel
around maryland tonight, as the possibility of more rain lingers. a live look outside shows us a flash flood watch is set to go in effect in less than an hour for the baltimore area. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and bernadette woods are tracking live doppler radar. >> we do have the storms. all of that stuff is moving off to the east/northeast. and anywhere between 17 and 22 miles an hour. there you see a lot of activity, or all across allegheny and garrett county and neighboring counties. and across virginia and west virginia. west of washington, is headed for our region. one shower did fall right over ocean city there. there you see it just on the north of the delaware-maryland line. around the baltimore region. running away a little longer. probably maybe 6 to 7 to 8. because of the rain coming and the rain we just had yesterday, we have a flash flood watch in effect, which will go into effect at 6:00 tonight for the entire region. d.c. suburbs, through the baltimore region, up towards philadelphia, jersey, and the southern portions of pennsylvania as we
week, possibly flirting with 100. hagerstown, 59. 50 in martinsburg. manassas 52. clinton, maryland 57. i wanted to show you garrett college, deep creek lake, 45 degrees this morning. oh, my gosh. we have high pressure centered on top of us. it stay with us through the holiday weekend. no rain for july 4th and no rain for today. we'll go from 75 at 9:00 to 83 at noon. 88 by 6:00. i'll have the rest of your details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thanks, kim. >>> we have breaking news this morning, an amber alert has been issued in maryland. police are looking for 2-year-old aaron gomez. he was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. little aaron gomez was last seen near adelphi, maryland and police believe the suspect with him, a 22-year-old man. he does have two tatoos one that says lidia on his neck and ice on his arm. he may be driving a black nissan sentra with maryland tags 5fj-e 91. >>> we're also following some breaking news out of the democratic republican of the jong. a u.n. radio station is reporting 190 people are dead after a truck carrying oil flipped and explode
time to head out to 95. staying in maryland. 66 is looking good all morning long. eastbound and westbound from centreville to 495. not seeing anything blocking the travel lanes. in gaithersburg, maryland, drivers commuter alert is in place approaching shady grove. blocking the right lane. emergency crews are trying to clear it up. hopefully -- hopefully it will be gone in a short time. the inner loop a in maryland, a crash on the right shoulder. not causing major delays both side of the american legion, no problems and 95 and bw parkway as we switch to the maps looking good between 695 and 495. no problems reported. back to andrea. >>> you can take a shower this morning but don't let it last too long and don't let the water run while you brush your teeth. that's the order from wssc because of a leaking water main. kristin fisher is live in potomac, maryland where work to fix the leak is going on around the clock. good morning. >> reporter: that's right. this work will likely be going on around the clock until at least monday. and until then what this means for 1.8 million ws
portions of southern maryland. the charles county area. that will be moving into st. mary's and southern portions of calvert county. watch out for that. in the city portions and west, we have been cleared out. we still have these watches and advisories in effect. let's take a look at the computer. enemy 7:00 tonight. for the area south and east of the region. as i mentioned, the flash flood warning until 6:00 tonight for the baltimore area east. at least it was still in effect a few minutes ago. >>> tim has a look at the outback. >> they definitely were, bob. for a very short time, a lot of places got the rain. and since we've put these totals on, other places have gotten even more rain. this is a sampling around the area. take a look. we've gotten about one and a third inches. a little less than half an inch at bel air. and bwi marshall. columbia saw 6/10ths of an inch. we're definitely dealing with this rain moving on through. right now, there's standing water on television hill, getting steamy, with temperatures that went from the 90s down into the 70s. and have crept back up again in
for diamond jim, carnival games, how tough is it to win and sergei is going to pray a visit. we have maryland from the spca with her dog who we're all going to fall in love with. megan is the consultant to chelsey clinton. megan held a lavish wedding of her own last year so she knows all about this. chelsey clinton is getting married tomorrow and it's going to be lavish and expensive. according to one estimate, a quarter million dollars just for the flowers alone. abc2 news sharyn alfonsi has more from the wedding grounds and a private estate in rhine beck, new york. >> reporter: from the rehearsal dinner tonight where the couplest reportedly asked guests to wear country she can or cocktail apparel, to the reception saturday night which is expected to include a massive fireworks display over the hudson. that won't be the only thing shimmering saturday night. chelsey is reportedly wearing a quarter million doll worth of jewelry, another reason the clintons have hired extra security. $200,000 worth. small potatoes compared to their bud budget. a half million dollars on flowers alone. >> congrat
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
. >> and we'll also be talking about green jobs. they're here in maryland and we'll talk about what's available and how you can learn more about it. >> i can't wait. i have a card shark in the studio. >> you love card games. and i love that close up magic. i could sit there for hours, and i do. when you spend time with him, he has a new book out. he doesn't tell the tricks, he tells you how to do the shuffle and all of that stuff. >> and also, crystal is here to tell us about who to do to stay hydrated. we'll tell you how to get food and high to stay hydrated. >> i love her fun tips. >>> have you seen this report? that means plenty of eat and drink. the food, is it safe to eat? we'll investigate the fairs and the conditions. paula shows us what they found. >> hotdog, get your hotdogs. >> stadiums and arena, feed millions annually, they haven't caused a mass out break of food born illnds -- illnesses, but some are getting sick. and outside the line, there's reports for all of the concessions for all of the venues in the united states and canada operating in 2009. at 28% of the facili
maryland's most powerful doppler radar. let's go to the mta, here is mark jones. >> out there for your commute, the number 36 bus is working with a diversion at washington boulevard due to construction, the 11, 40, 55 buses diverted. the 77 northbound with a diversion at hill time and commons and the 51 taking a diversion at pratt. light rail, metro, subway, and mark all running on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. you want some fiber one honey clusters? yeah. you must really care about him. what? no, no. you gave him fiber. no she didn't. this tastes way too good to be fiber. they're delicious crunchy clusters with sweet honey and half a day's worth of fiber. you care about my fiber? not really. i care about your fiber too. i have for a while. ok, carl. why don't you care about her fiber? hey carl. [ male announcer ] fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. >>> here's the latest. there's going to be a meeting to help decide what will be held next. sit down with coastal parish officials. >> and federal officials asking if the oil spill in michigan's river may top 1 millio
" in maryland. a double murder. six weeks later another double murder. the victims two sets of mothers and daughters. now investigators may have cracked both cases with one suspected killer. wisdom martin is live with details. >> reporter: sources tell fox 5 they believe the same person is responsible for all four murders and a person of interest is likely to be indicted in one of the cases very soon. karen lofton and her daughter were shot and killed in their home last january. six weeks later deadly force dewitt and her 19-year-old daughter ebony were found in the trunk of a burning car in largo. both women were moms in their 40s who worked as nurses. both had teenage daughters and lived within a mile of each other. sources tell us that it is likely an indictment will be handed up in the dewitt case. the same man is a person of interest in the lofton case. he is in his 20s and already in jail on other charges. >> i think there is a good xhans that they are linked. >> we've been waiting on it all this time. this is a vicious senseless crime that took two beautiful people away that did
by the university of maryland center for environmental science will be the first of its kind, focusing on microorganisms and help researchers gain a better understanding of the environment in which crabs and oysters and other key commercial species live. >>> the president just told us last week he wants to see hiv down 25%. to do this 15 churches in baltimore will turn into hiv and aids testing sites today. abc2 news linda so with what this means. good morning. >> reporter: it means that anyone can visit any one of the 15 designated sites throughout the city to get free hiv testing today. part of an initiative to get people in baltimore tested and to provide care for those diagnosed. this morning hundreds of volunteers will go door to door to let the people know where their nearest testing site is. the goal is to get at least 2,000 people to show up. baltimore has one of the highest infection rates in the country. 15,000 people are living with hiv./aids in the city and it's believed another 9,000 don't even know they have the disease because they have not been tested yet. congressman e
on her body. >>> a potomac, maryland teen says she enticed a car salesman with sex in order to lead him down a math where her boyfriend hit and killed him with a shovel. that investigation came out as emily geller pleaded guilty to first-degree murder yesterday. she faces up to 25 years in prison for killing 57-year-old alley. >>> police need your help to find an accused child predator. officers believe a man resembling this sketch assaulted a 7-year-old girl on sunday. it happened in the 3600 block of columbia park in arlington. the girl was in the small play area outside of the business when a man pulled her in the play house and assaulted her. the mother was inside the laundromat when the incident happened. if you have seen this man or have any information about the crime, call police. >>> the washington redskins get back to work today as training camp starts this afternoon. while the off season was consumed with the albert haynesworth saga, the defensive tackle reported on time and he tried to make up with his teammates. >> reporter: on thursday, the curtain goes up on shanahan's fi
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
methane gas leak as well. >>> battleground maryland. gov. martin o'malley's reelection campaign will get a boost to night. vice-president joe biden will appear with him at a fundraiser in baltimore. ole is expected to face former republican gov. bob ehrlich in the fall. >>> the vice-president as a bold prediction but the outcome of the midterm election. >> i think we're going to shock to everybody. we are going to win the senate and the house. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs said last week that democrats could lose control of the house. the polls show voters don't have much confidence in and congressional democrats. republicans say they will win the 40 seats needed. >>> the split may be forming in the department. the national tea party federation says that it has expelled conservative commentator mark williams. he wrote a fictional letter from "colored people " to president abraham lincoln's. he said it was meant to spur an honest debate on race. >>> still ahead, new details about the wild night at the university of maryland basketball game. is thatwho the center of that inve
if there was a return date on the airline ticket mary purchased for a trip from florida to maryland. they also want to know about any aberration on the number of calls she made to the family home and wanted to know what degree ronald kuntz had in psychology. twice, and jurors in the mary kuntz murder trial in sent questions to the judge. the 60-year-old woman is charged with the june 2009 murder of her estranged husband and the attempted murder of the couple's daughter, kelsey. 66-year-old ronald kuntz was shut -- was shot multiple times at his home. jurors asked for detailed definition of what they call conscious intent. the judge said out of an abundance of caution he gave them the definition of proof of intent. -jurors ask who pays for her psychiatric care if she goes to a mental institution. >> the defense objected to the proof of intent instruction by the judge, saying it was not clear exactly where the jury was in its deliberations. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have identified a man whose body was found outside of northwest baltimore home. a concerned resident called police after f
him of violating maryland's wire tap law. >> the trooper asked him if he was recording. and he said no. >> you shouldn't be pross cuted for videotaping. >>> when a policeman arrests someone, that's a public act. >>> i've got letters from delegates. saying, take a look at this. >>> to get a better reading, ask the attorney general's office for advice. it may not locally require any electronics. >>> it also advises that the conversation is not likely to be considered a private. >> there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in those circumstances. >>> if you're going to have a law on the books, i'm going to go forward. >>> violating maryland's wire tap laws comes with fines. >>> a rough commute home for drivers. sky eye chopper 13 was over perry hall. a truck struck the front of the car and tipped over. one person had to be rescued. no word on the extent of that more person's injuries. but the road was shut down as police investigated. >>> an accident caused that road to be shut down for a period of time. at least eight people were involved in that wreck. one person had minor injuries.
over there. back to the live camera in maryland. 270 from father hurley to the split. all lanes are open and no incidents or accidents reported. same story on 50. i think people are coming back. the toll plaza to the beltway. maybe from the eastern shore things looking good there, as well. and finally if people have to go in to dc for issues not a lot of people are working right now. all clear in dc, as well. back to you. >>> thank you. >>> at the top of the hour we are following breaking news. a couple of houses on fire in northwest northeast washington. this is a live picture from island avenue just east of north capitol street in northeast washington. two homes caught fire. 75 firefighters responded to the scene and got it under control in 15 minutes. the good news there are no reports of any injuries. a nice day and engineering made the 4th of july one to remember on the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people crowded downtown and places around town and took in an amazing fireworks display and concert. the perfect backdrop for america's 234th birthday. >> it was marve
not responded to wjz's request for comment. >>> a helicopter crash claimed the lives of four marylanders tonight. investigators revealed what caused it all. it was just over a year ago that the commercial helicopter went down along interstate 70 near boonsboro. a report released this week said the july 23rd crash was accidental. witnesses say the helicopter hit a power line, burst into flames. the pilot and three passengers were killed. >>> video of a traffic stop by a maryland state trooper gained national attention, when it's posted on you tube. and tonight, that recording has mushroomed into a controversy involving a state's attorney, some state delegates, and now the attorney general. alex demetrick explains why so may -- many are weighing in on this case. >> reporter: when anthony grayber posted his motorcycle ride on you tube, it opened the door to criminal prostitution. -- prosecution. >> i don't want to go to jail. >> but he might be prosecuted because of what the helmet cam picked up. >> as soon as he told me to take my gear off, i took the camera off. but what he taped, he posted it. >
exit. in to maryland we go. actually 270 southbound. we will take it. 121 to the beltway moving at speed and 495 between 95 and 270, pretty sweet. no incidents or accidents to report at this time or any major delays. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we bring you some of the stories happening in your world today. all eyes will be on the atlantic and tropical storm bonnie. the path takes it over the florida keys by tonight. after that the storm will head to the gulf of mexico. it could make land fall by monday. >>> congress has until today to reject the district's legalization of medical marijuana. so far, no action is expected. even if it is allowed the rules and dispensaries could be months away. >>> the army 0 chief of staff holds a retire ceremony for general mcchrystal. he lost his job last month over comments he made at a magazine interview. he will still retire as a four star general. >>> also today metro riders are getting new promises about those hefty escalators. kristin fisher is live at the dupont circle station with more. >> metro is saying the chaos w
closed in both directions. i spoke with the maryland state police. they said this was an accident involving three vehicles and trash truck. there was a medevac rescue on the scene there as well another accident on the harrisburg expressway, northbound 83 at timonium road. blocking the left lane and shoulder. traffic jams northbound from about 695. so it's been a very busy morning so far for rush hour. >>> the president of chick-fil-a is with us. he's going to tell us that baltimore is one of the best markets for his restaurants. in the land. we're going to talk about the chick. >> i believe, i have moved all over the country. no one talks more about it than here in baltimore. >> wait until you see our news desk. it's been taken over. >> looks good. >>> we're also going to talk about buying local. it's buy local challenge week. margot amelia is going to join us. >> and why stores are offering deals in july, for christmas. will this send you shopping this weekend? we'll find all this and more coming up on "good morning maryland." >>> first, let's get to today's hot topics. it's a
roads. on the outer loop in maryland, we move it outside. we are live from university but we want you to know at cherry hill we have roadwork on the side of the roadway. should be clearing in the next half hour or so. 270 the roadwork is set up going southbound at clopper road 117 and northbound at falls and muddy branch. that's a look at traffic. now, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> prince georges county police are asking for your help to find a robber. take a look. this is surveillance video from the sunoco gas station in the 6300 block of livingston road in oxon hill. if you are looking at the screen, you can see the man to the left of the screen in a white tank top. once the customer leaves, he pulls out a gun and demands cash from the employee. seconds later, more customers come in not knowing a crime had just taken place. if you have any information or recognize this man, call prince georges county police. >>> dc police made 36 arrests and seized $200,000 worth of drugs in a matter of 12 hours yesterday. it was part of operation sixth sense where officers target repeat vio
, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm peggen pringle and it is friday. there was a cooldown yesterday. you were talking about yesterday, now this, i can deal with. i thought, i can't. >> i don't remember that. [ laughter ] >>> meteorologist, justin berk here. >> was i talking weather? >> yes. >> high 90s definitely that string of hot weather will start to taper off. we'll do so more so over the next couple of days. one thing you will notice is we are starting to talk about some rain and we desperately need rain as drought conditions and building all that heat. no storms will do that for new july. a coastal storm movessenland, makes it more humid today and developing showers and thunderstorms becoming more widespread over the next couple of days. one thing i want to point out to you right now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have noticed showers in northern and sections of carroll county. we have a band pushing around the bay near aberdeen. it's possible we could have sprinkles around the bay this morning. really, the storms we expect to develop will be this afternoon and becomi
about whether the chairman of the republican party and former maryland lieutenant governor michael steele can effectively lead the gop. several top republicans condemn the remarks that afghanistan "was a war of obama's choosing." here's abc2 news's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: michael steele is trying to save his job but his own party members are talking. >> dismayed, angry, upset. >> i think the statements are wildly inaccurate. it's unacceptable. >> reporter: at a connecticut fundraiser steele spoke against the republican position on the war in afghanistan. >> this is a war of obama's choosing. this is not -- a war that - >> reporter: it's not his first mistake. he was quoted as saying abortion is a woman as individual choice while the party takes a pro-life position and also had to explain entertainment expenses of young republicans at a topless bar then there was the ins sult of the republican icon rush limbaugh. >> yes, it's ugly. >> reporter: republicans have had enough. >> mr. steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the republican party. >> reporte
. cumberland 63. 75 in southern maryland. locally we have 64 reston, 66 laytonsville, columbia 68. people on the beach. i'm sure we will see them in a moment. washington 74. what we are looking at today is a hot day. temperatures by noon in the low 90s. upper 90s to locally 100 and code red air quality, the first time this year. that means ground level air will not be healthy. if you are outside, limit your time and do what you can to avoid creating extra pollution. >>> it is 4:30. patranya bhoolsuwan is in for angie this morning. >> happy monday you. some of you may just be heading home from celebrations overnight. if you know people getting home right now you may want to warn them about this. this is the outer loop at route 5. a crash is blocking three right lanes only the left lane is getting by. not much traffic yet but something to watch for this morning. moving on to the topside of the beltway from 95 to 270 we are seeing traffic out there. this is typical for a monday after the celebrations. maybe people getting home a little later but no big problems out there. moving to our graph
earlier this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
now our focus on maryland traffic and weather. >> a good looking morning across maryland. drier air has moved in and in god shape for a couple of days and then there's sunday. focus on the friday forecast because we have a nice start out there. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. 50sin the mountains right now. by 9:00, low to mid-70s. really it will be a fine sunny day out there. a couple of high clouds is the big concern. lunchtime, upper 70s to low 80s. annapolis 79. 83 frederick. as we go through the afternoon we will see some temperatures, 85, 87, 88 for the high but the dry air is in place and will be around all day. >>> thank you, howard. time to get up and get going this mid friday morning. we have traffic conditions out there in maryland for you. this is connecticut and bradley. traffic lights are working again. it has been a problem all week long. right now all lights are up and running. switch to the maps and check things out on 4, 5 and 301, nice and quiet. no major incidents this morning. and finally on the beltway between university and georgia, right now everyone is m
and thunderstorm throughout the day. already, a few thunderstorms into western maryland and then, we see this heat intensifying into the end of the week. >>> bernadette, thank you, and we'll check in with sharon gibala. >> hi, sharon, good morning. we picked up a major problem this morning. you can see the accident on the westside of the beltway on the inner loop. it's approaching 70 and you can see, it's also blocking three right lanes and traffic is jammed. it looks like all of the lanes are blocked at this moment. meantime, you're looking at a back up and a poll down. this is going to take a while and we'll keep you updated. another accident, this is in the city at bel air road and we have the fire activity in the brooklyn section. this is closed between hoffman andhans map. some of the alternates are ritchie highway and 648. there's a live look outside, the traffic is light at this hour. and everything's running smoothly on the beltway. at 295, the problem area is the westside of the beltway. >> remember, wjz-13 is always on, for traffic information any time, go to wjz.com. back to you. >>> sh
raan falls from the skies over maryland. >> tornado warnings this evening %-helll, i am jennifer gilbert.. >> nd i am jefffbarnd. the storm came fast and furioosĂș tonight aasearch foo a missing happened on the gwynns falls tonight. jeff? >>well we aae here at an overpassson highway 40 tonight where rescue crews have spent -ll daa keeping watch on the gwynns falls..3 now they are searching for a motorist that they fear could be but so far toniggt, there is no signs of life. >> i have never ssen this. >> with the water rose, feeriig a motorist was swept downstteam. crews raced to the scene before 6:00. franklin town road, they found a car submerged uppiie-down in gwynns falls. >> we cannot tell if there was anyone in he vehicle. and at this oint, we still do not know if anyone was in the vehicle. we got a 911 call from a cell3 phone that actually went dead. seaaching the waterways,ing neighbors athered along overpasses searching for any sign of ife. >> i jjst hope it was nobody i kkew. %-instead of dead.hem alive. >> back live here at the overpass. on highway 40. crews are ca
you, devon. hope you are off to a great thursday, right now, finding issues in maryland and virginia. take a look outside at 270 and 109. an accident off to the left shoulder has the driver approaching the scene. hopefully, it will be cleared out shortly. as we return to the maps, we zoom into the bethesda area. this is where we have a downed tree. right now, southbound massachusetts remains closed. no lanes are passable at little falls parkway, so to get around this, you will want to use river road. northbound pennsylvania, approaching the capital beltway. still using the left lane as an accident investigation continues. 95 in virginia. no incidents, no accidents, but it looks like the delay is starting to set in. it is building and again between 77100 and the back road. back to you. >> at the top of the hour, pat yourself on the back, you live in the best educated region in the nation. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live outside of american university to tell us why we are so smart. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: we are feeling good. this is based on 2008 cen
back out to leonardtown maryland to check in with tony and allison. good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much. once again this morning we are in leonardtown, maryland, in st. mary's county. we are kindly joined this morning by the mayor, she's been mayor for years, jay norris. and everybody calls you chip. and we've all been saying it's a charming town and with some of the nicest people we've ever met. >> that's nice to say. i know that. i grew up here and my wife group up here. >> we were talking about how picturesque here. it wasn't always like that. this town went through a valley before it got back to up to the peak we are today. homeless tents where we sit some years ago. >> unfortunately that's true. the town was established in 1708 and it's hard for people to imagine in today's world but it was established because it was the center of the county, it was established for the courts and also established because it's a deepwater port. but it has been around for 250 years. and things changed the town, one was the pax river and the orange thing, and i think the bi
are live out of prince george's county this morning. we are in greenbelt, maryland for this, the final stop on our hometown fridays tour. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is 6:00 and we are thrilled to be in the prince george's county. it is the final stop of our hometown friday tour this summer. we wanted to bring out as many people as we could. tony is here. we'll check in with him as well. >> holly is with us too this morning. you can't be in prince george's county and talk about greenbelt which is where we are this morning without talking about the goddard flight center so that is where she is this morning. we'll be talking with her very sortly. >> and beseeds what we think of greenbelt today, there is a lot of history in tbleen belted to talk about. we'll bring you all that history of the city. we have shared the history of places that we have visited all this month of july. green belt is a little different. it is one of the nation's first fully planned communities, born of the great depression last century as propossessed to t
bridge. you are going to watch for the new traffic pattern due to construction. in maryland 270 we have been tracking the traffic all morning and around the germantown area volume is starting to build and finally show you the outer and inner loop. happy to report from 95 and 270, smooth sailing. back to you. >>> we want to get to the big things happening in our our world today. the house will vote whether to extend unemployment benefits. president obama said he is eager to sign it in to law. it would help more than 2.5 million people. >>> oil spill workers are pulling out of the gulf of mexico. that's because of tropical weather threatening the region. the effort to plug the well has been halted for now, just days away from completion. >>> the white house is challenge to arizona's illegal immigration law goes before a judge today. it calls the crackdown unconstitutional but supporters say it enforces federal law. it is scheduled to take effect one week from today. >>> and we are learning more about how police found the man they think killed four women in largo, maryland. kristin fisher
that is still light on 95, 66, looks good in maryland, across the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with breaking news from northeast d.c. police are investigating an overnight incident, new video. it is at eastern ave. details are sketchy, but we will keep falling the story. >>> we are turning to our top story. more water problems in potomac, maryland. the mass of water main breaks sent a geysers of water shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. they have stopped the leak, but the repair work will take place all morning. we will have reports in a few minutes. >> dangerously high temperatures have claimed two lives in maryland. the death toll is eight. the latest case was a baltimore resident who died earlier this week. this weather is putting stress on power companies. an electric grid operator declared an emergency vet yesterday as the power demand soared. they're urging residents to conserve electricity. numerous outages across the d.c. metro area. last night people along a street in northeast had no lights and no air conditioning. >> my house is a heat box
and alex has more. >> when the judges on maryland's highest court entered, more than an observer and his plans to build the largest slot casino was being challenged to put it to a vote interest aa county citizens. >> casino does not belong next to a neighborhood. >> we feel the right and the court of appeal will do the right thing. >> and if it is defeated at the polls, there is the promise of serial referendum. >> countered by arguments of the supporters. >> there has to be access to government. >> i can't read the judge's mind. i'm hopeful because i know what's right, and what's right is that a casino doesn't belong in a parking lot of the mall. >> that leaves the slots at 11 mills up to county voters to decide, and could still win, and if not the jockey club is hoping to get slots at laurel park, but they are offering what he says is a sure thing. >> the state of maryland is losing revenue every day, and when it's going out of state it's a lot of money. we could more or less take care of a great deal of the deficit with this one casino. but we're trying our best. >> with today's rulin
maryland." >> the first one is about controlling your temper. most people that start out, including myself, have issues with avenuer and how deal with that? >> but that's not all the iron man has up his sleeve. for months rumors have swirled about him taking apparition in the front office. he says fans think it's a no- brainer but it's not that simple. >> i'm having wonderful talks with mr. answer lows. i started thinking if i do come back the timing would be back in a couple years. the urgency of things that went wrong this year, start of the season, has kind of kicked that forward and -- >> when he retired he made a commitment to be there for his kids until they graduated high school. his daughter is in college but his son still has two years to go yet. >> well on the weather front kelly, what a fantastic looking day out there, this evening so pleasant, humidity low. i mean i heat to use this word, a little chilly perhaps by daybreak. take a look at some of the numbers right now. the outlying suburbs in the 60, 63 from frederick. take a look at york pa at 56 degrees right now. man that's
after her mother is convicted of murdering her father and trying to kill her. >> and maryland is now officially in a drought. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> welcome to 121 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm barry sims. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. cooler temperatures, what's happening? >> well, i don't know. i was surprised addition i guess i wasn't surprised -- when i walked out the door this morning, it was muggy. it's been trying to rain. i'm a little disappointed. there was a good line of thunderstorms with some heavy rain out to the west of us last night when i went to bed, and it's come into the area, but it's so spotty, and my pavement's dry and i said, come on, water my lawn, you know, water my garden, and it hasn't happened yet, believe me. the rains are here, at least the first wave, but it wasn't the first wave, it's the first trickle. take a look at this on our h.d. doppler radar. just a few spotty, light showers around the area. some of the concentrated in so
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
it's the rumble everybody is talking about. million of marylanders were rudely awakened. the problems this quake could have caused, kelly mcpherson has the story. >> reporter: state inspectors are checking infrastructure all across the state to make sure the quake did not affect infrastructure. but a lot of people are just excited about the earthquake. >> i think that may have been an earthquake. >> reporter: did you or did you not feel the earthquake? for about three minutes the earth moved rocking homes and buildings across maryland, d.c. and virginia. >> for a moment i thought someone was in the house because i felt something, but then it stopped. >> reporter: early risers still felt they experienced what is more typical on the west coast. >> you really didn't feel it, i heard it. >> reporter: and it sounded like. >> a med sack, like it was flying over the house. suddenly i told him, something just happened. i don't know what was. i mean the whole house just shook. it totally shook. >> just like a real hard vibration on the whole house, we were in bed. >> reporter: some people were
at the 6,000 block of radicky avenue. >>> one of money magazine's top areas to live, right here in maryland. columbia and ellicott city rated number two. it's the only spot in the mid atlantic region to make the top 20. >> the combination of ellicott city and columbia means that we have a great place, great quality of life and now the rest of the country knows what we have known all along. >> gaithersburg ranked 25. rockville came in at 31. the list will be announced next month in money magazine. >>> it's 5:06 and day 85 of the oil spill and bp is testing a new cap. >> i'm emily smith in washington. this is a big day in the gulf of mexico. as everyone waits to see if this could be the beginning of the end of the oil spill. that story is coming up. >> we have an inch of rain, and there's more on the way. let me show you what's going on right now. we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar. those red, heavier rain coming down an inch an hour. looking at that, and then check out some of these temperatures as we go through this morning. manchester at 71. and mount arie coming in at 70
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